It was a pleasure to meet Dr Cassim, the president of the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society today. The Sri Lanka eye bank is the busiest eye bank in the world and processes more donor tissue than any other. As a buddhist country there is a cultural and religious belief in organ donation, with more donors than any other country. Patients in Sri Lanka receive free donor tissue from the eye bank whilst a large number of corneas are exported to countries in need.
We look forward to close and fruitful collaboration between Moorfields and the Sri Lanka eye bank.
Mr Angunawela is a corneal transplant surgeon and the medical director for the Moorfields Lions Eye Bank.